They didn't wreck my life. They gave me a Reason to fight against Injustice, Greed, and Tyranny.


25 April 2008

Day of Silence Noise

What are educators to do when their students are participating in some sort of protest?

Do they allow the student to participate in protest measures while in the classroom? Or does the academic setting take precedence over such activism, thereby insisting that the students participate in the class discussion, whether it goes against the protest measure or not?

What about those who chose not to engage in the protest? It can become quite frustrating to communicate ideas when one or more group members are unable to speak.

Are protesters entitled to the same participation credit as non-protesters?

At least this is only a one-day thing.

23 April 2008

He's begging for it

You don't yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater and you sure as HELL don't threaten the President of the United States. Last time I checked, it was illegal. The video was posted on April 19.

21 April 2008

10 April 2008

Storm Watch

Here we go again ... taxes and budget time! Last year was a bit of an eye-opener. This year looks to be about the same. There may be less bickering, there might be more. It's the manager's choice. I read a very interesting point in the PotomacNews regarding the school budget. Actually, I never thought about it this way, but it made a whole lotta sense:
Supervisor Wally Covington, R- Brentsville, questioned why Prince William administrative salaries seemed to rise at a much higher rate than teachers, according to research he said he conducted using state Department of Education statistics.
Why not move the $1.3 mil raises that the "Top 10" are reported to receive for 2009, and give it to the teachers? Goodie Lord, it wasn't until 2007 that I've read so much beef regarding the school budget. Prior to that, nada. It's still in the air at this point, so the numbers will change. I guess we'll just hold our breath.

And another thing: I'm not extactly thrilled that there is a near-constant PWC vs. Fairfax comparison made. (They're probably not too happy about it, either.) Physical proximity does not always guarantee similar populations. Both counties have specific needs that make it almost impractical to cross-compare each other, especially when the issues become more complex.

In any case, perhaps there will come a time when we will all get along...

Or never.

09 April 2008


A protest against illegal immigration, this time in an academic setting. What happens next is not surprising...

05 April 2008

Curiously Odd

I cruise from time to time. Recently, they've allowed YouTube videos to be added to the site. In keeping with tradition, FunnyJunk visitors are able to comment videos as they do pictures or non-YouTube clips. One video in particular caught my eye. Titled "Fox Attacks," it wasn't the actual video I was interested in, but a comment poster Endpoint wrote:
Obama supports Caesarian abortion law, which allows a baby to be pulled from the womb and left todie on a gurney. Nurses are not allowed to assist a "fetus" that persists in living after beingremoved. Look it up.
These may be the words of a fierce Obama-hater that is only making this up in order to stir similar sentiment towards the candidate. Sifting through mud and muck to find the truth and confirm or bust claims such as these requires a little detective work. Has anyone else heard of this? Are there any sources that can prove this?

Do "caesarian abortions" even exist???

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